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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:16 PM
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Lancet Devotes Issue To Palestinian Health
LONDON (JTA) A prominent medical journal has devoted a special issue to Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

The special issue of the Lancet, a leading general medical journal, includes articles by academics from the West Bank, Europe and the United States.

Hope for improving health and quality of life of Palestinians will exist only once people recognize that the structural and political conditions that they endure in the occupied Palestinian territory are the key determinants of population health," one article reports.

The series of articles includes pieces on The occupied Palestinian territory: peace, justice and health, Peace and health in the occupied Palestinian territory, and Keys to health: justice, sovereignty and self-determination, as well as articles on Palestinian health issues.

The verdict concerning Israel is mixed. There is criticism about roadblocks, with a report that in the past decade 69 women gave birth at roadblocks. The report also addressed child mortality: Infant mortality dropped between 1967 and 1987, but stalled between 2000 and 2006 at 27 per 1000 live births. The rate in Israel, the report notes, is 3.9 per 1000.

JTA: http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/05/1003501/lancet-d...
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:21 PM
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1. Remember that the Lancet published the Johns Hopkins study on Iraq casualties
which despite the smear campaign against it by the Bush regime, stood by the results of the John Hopkins cluster sampling on the actual number of civilian dead in Iraq during the US occupation.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:59 AM
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2. Sounds like an important issue; I will read it.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:07 PM
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3. If you happen to find the study online, would you mind sending it to me?
Would be much appreciated.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:57 PM
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4. Here you go -
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